Gay and assertive, highly intelligent, aloof with strangers.
Should be small, active and alert. The outline should give a well balanced
appearance, slightly longer in body than height at withers.
in proportion to body and proudly carried giving an impression of quality.
Masculine in dogs but free from coarseness. Skull slightly domed, moderate width
and length. Stop slight, but defined. Medium length of muzzle, blunt with
cushioning, free from wrinkle. The chin should show some depth and width. Nose
Dark brown in colour, oval in shape, bright and expressive, of medium size set
fairly well apart but forward looking giving an ape-like expression. Eye rims
Medium size, pendant, well feathered in the adult and set fairly high. They may
have a slight lift from the skull, but should not fly. Large heavy low set ears
are not typical.
slightly undershot, the upper incisors fitting neatly inside and touching the
lower incisors. Teeth should be evenly placed and the lower jaw wide between the
canine tusks. Full dentition desired. A level mouth is permissible providing
there is sufficient width and depth of chin to preserve the blunt appearance of
muzzle. Teeth must not show when mouth is closed.
Moderately short, strong and well set on. Covered with a mane or
"shawl" of longer hair which is more pronounced in dogs than bitches.
bones of the forelegs slightly bowed but firm at shoulder. Moderate bone.
Shoulder well placed.
Slightly longer from point of shoulder to root of tail than the height at
withers, well ribbed with good depth, level back.
made and strong, hocks well let down and straight when viewed from behind.
Stifle well developed, showing moderate angulation.
Harefooted, small and neat with feathering between toes often extending beyond
the feet. White markings allowed .
Quick moving, straight, free, positive.
Set high, richly plumed and carried in a gay curl over the back when moving.
Should not be penalised for dropping tail when standing.
Double coat, silky in texture, smooth on face and front of legs, of moderate
length on body, but lying rather flat. Ears and back of forelegs nicely
feathered, tail and buttocks well furnished with longer hair. Should not be
overcoated and bitches tend to carry less coat and mane than dogs.
colours and mixture of colours allowed.
to 6.8 kg (9-15 lb) being ideal. Height about 25.4 cm (10 in).
Large full eyes, broad flat muzzle, very domed or flat wide skull, accentuated
stop, pointed weak or wrinkled muzzle, overshot mouth, long plain down face
without stop, very bowed or loose front, straight stifle, cow hocks,
nervousness, cat feet, coarseness of type, mean expression, liver or putty
coloured pigmentation, light eyes, protruding tongue.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into